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  Deterministic system (philosophy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A deterministic system is a conceptual model of the philosophical doctrine of determinism applied to a system for understanding everything that has and will occur in the system, based on the physical outcomes of causality.
And the system itself must be considered in isolation--if external forces such as hurricanes, earthquakes or the hands of nearby people were taken into consideration, the final domino toppling might not be a predetermined outcome.
Classical physics is the deterministic system assumed in the domino example which scientists can use to describe all events which take place on a scale larger than individual atoms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Deterministic_system_(philosophy)   (959 words)

  
 Philosophy Page The Different Department
Philosophy is not a substitute for study in various empirical disciplines; rather, such study, or an awareness of the major findings in such disciplines, is a precondition for serious philosophy.
One of philosophy's jobs, whether it is done by philosophers or not, is the assembly and arrangement of these perspectives, the attempt to put together the pieces of the puzzle, to achieve a wholistic picture, a synoptic vision, a view of reality and meaning, of the world and humanity.
The choice, you see, ultimately, is not between philosophy and something other than philosophy, but between good philosophy and bad philosophy, between inquiry, criticality and concern, and complacency, superficiality, ignorance and naivety.
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 fling93 loves fishies: Life Is But a Game?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Deterministic meaning that given a starting state, the rules dictate that the system will always go through the exact same states every time, ending (if there is an...
Deterministic meaning that given a starting state, the rules dictate that the system will always go through the exact same states every time, ending (if there is an end) in the exact same spot.
Although you can’t predict what patterns your opponent will create, it’s still a deterministic system in the sense that once the starting state of the board is filled up, the final outcome is determined, and that outcome will be the same every time that same pattern is used.
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 aldente
But this option would have the hard determinist thinking that someone deserves blame when she also believes him not to, which is an instance of theoretical irrationality, and would have her blaming someone when he does not deserve to be blamed, which would seem to be morally wrong.
One might argue that the hard determinist is restricted to consequentialism because her rejection of deserved praise and blame confines her to forward-looking ethical views, and such forward-looking views are consequentialist.
If the hard determinist were to acknowledge that a determinist conviction could affect the reactive attitudes, but that adopting an objectivity of attitude would be practically irrational in virtue of being destructive to human relationships, she might well override theoretical rationality by retaining her normal reactive attitudes.
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 Book—Physics and Philosophy by Heisenberg
The physical system which is an acorn in the earlier state e and an oak tree in the later state e is an example.
When the quantum numbers of the system being observed are small, as is the case with subatomic phenomena, then the uncertainty specified by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle of the positions and momenta of the masses of the system becomes significant.
When such empirically verified philosophy of the true in the natural sciences is identified with the criterion of the good and the just in the humanities and the social sciences, one has natural-law ethics and jurisprudence.
www.philosophymagazine.com /others/MO_Heisenberg_PhysicsPhilo.html   (11234 words)

  
 Some theory about life, soul and random numbers - GameDev.Net Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Non-human classical-scale systems observe an apparent collapse of the system because the observer and the observed are entangled in a larger system in which there is a superposition for each pair of observer/observed superpositions: for each possible state, there is an observer for that state.
Humans and non-human classical-scale systems observe an apparent collapse of the system because the observer and the observed are entangled in a larger system in which there is a superposition for each pair of observer/observed superpositions: for each possible state, there is an observer for that state.
A deterministic system in which all the rules and all the variables are known may still be unpredictable in practice due to the computational intractibility of simulating the system accurately enough to predict its behaviour.
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 social
This is one of the driving forces behind the search for a shared information systems development methodology, a methodology that will be repeatable and that will enable us to develop systems that are efficient and effective and that are completed and used.
Systems are not "out there in the world" but really exist only in the minds of the analysts or observers.
In practice if a new information system has to be designed, this 'distance' can result in work being deterministically automated with no understanding of the social context that workers in fact put into their work.
cq-pan.cqu.edu.au /david-jones/Reading/Information_Systems/social   (2300 words)

  
 PHILOSOPHY : Towards a multi- & meta-cultural Postmodern Philosophy
Modern critical philosophy is anti-ontological for the purpose of logic, theory of knowledge, linguistics and/or philosophy of language.
Postmodern thought is unsettling in the isthmus between the philosophy of appearance (of "phusis") and that of the eveningland (of the hiddenness of the nocturnal, of mystery, of death, of ghosts, of the wide expanses of the multiverse).
In this Hegel was right, for the logic of philosophy's academia is nothing but a heap of dead bones, a "nature morte", a fake ruin, a fl box that engenders the new pathology : the silent neurosis of the intellectual in his or her "Volkswagen", the car as co-symptom of the collective "malaise".
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 Jules Henri Poincaré [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He clearly saw that this method was useful in the solution of problems such as the stability of the solar system, in which the question is about the qualitative properties of planetary orbits (for example, are orbits regular or chaotic?) and not about the numerical solution of gravitational equations.
His research on the stability of the solar system opened the door to the study of chaotic deterministic systems; and the methods he used gave rise to algebraic topology.
However, Poincaré found that the evolution of such a system is often chaotic in the sense that a small perturbation in the initial state such as a slight change in one body's initial position might lead to a radically different later state than would be produced by the unperturbed system.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/p/poincare.htm   (3565 words)

  
 Chapter 4 - Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Instead of characterizing the behavior of the observed system, it is a function of the size of the clusters that were identified.
The system being deterministic implies that there is a strict relationship between its past and its future; no randomness or ambiguity occurs concerning the state that follows the present state.
A non-linear system can be forced not to diverge as one can constrain it with conditions that satisfy stability but to this date, there is no general necessary and sufficient condition for the stability of a non-linear system.
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 Heisenberg's Physics and Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The result of the observation is translated into mathematics by deriving numbers for the co-ordinates and the momenta of the planet from the observation.
The probability function obeys an equation of motion as the coordinates did in Newtonian mechanics; its change in the course of time is completely determined by the quantum mechanical equation, but it does not allow a description in space and time.
It contains statements about possibilities or better tendencies ('potentia' in Aristotelian philosophy), and these statements are completely objective, they do not depend on any observer; and it contains statements about our knowledge of the system, which of course are subjective in so far as they may be different for different observers.
www.marxists.org /reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/heisenb3.htm   (4254 words)

  
 Philosophy
How a fatalistic philosophy of indifference and self-control came to become the creed of the rulers of the Roman Empire is not clear to me, but happen it did, as one may see in the works of Marcus Aurelius.
Schools and systems since around 1900 are in the next sections, either in the academic mainstream or strange eddies and stagnant pools.
Analytic Philosophy is commonly considered to be a methodology for pursuing answers to traditional philosophical questions which focuses on the analysis of language.
cscs.umich.edu /~crshalizi/formerly-hyper-weird/philosophy.html   (3988 words)

  
 Indeterminism in Complexity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
     In a dynamical evolving three-dimensional system, sets (think of this as a 3-D volume) of initial conditions are confined in a phase space.
  It does not seem to me to be a deterministic system at all, and certainly a simple-looking system that fluctuates wildly (randomly) is not really simple or deterministic.
Engineers define deterministic systems as those that have no noisy inputs.
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 Deterministic system (mathematics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In mathematics, a deterministic system is a system in which no randomness is involved in the development of future states of the system.
Deterministic models thus produce the same output for a given starting condition.
This page was last modified 14:43, 12 October 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Deterministic_system_(mathematics)   (75 words)

  
 Beyond Natural Selection
Perhaps, the very idea of a crisis is a system idea, and a theoretical crisis of equivocation between social mechanics and systems of value.
This will hardly do as explanation, leastwise if ‘measurement’ must stand in for periodic value-emergentism, but the distinction of time-evolution of a deterministic system and the experimenter’s interruption and consequent modification of the system observed is a clear case of the partition of ‘system’ and ‘free action’(the observer’s decision to measure).
This is quite outlandish pilfering from physics and does not explain what system we are dealing with in general, but it is difficult to avoid the suspicion, gazing at world history as a whole, beyond the purely phenomenological description given, of a global system at work.
eonix.8m.com /systems.htm   (2107 words)

  
 Undeposited Implementations for GAP 4
Implementation of a Schreier-Sims algorithm for matrix groups, including both the standard deterministic and the standard probabilistic approach.
The main computational philosophy is to take fixed points, thereby computing homomorphisms between modules, socles, radicals, etc. This is arguably distinct from the philosophy behind the meataxe, for example.
Thus in the case of representations of p-groups in characteristic p there may be very many submodules of a module which would be time consuming for the meataxe to enumerate.
www.gap-system.org /Packages/undep.html   (1308 words)

  
 Article from PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS Issue 67   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The reforming trend in modern philosophy is expressed in an eminent way by Descartes' philosophy.
The fact alone of the existence of a difference, or contrast, between good and bad affects is a proof — grounded on freedom — of the ethical condition of man. For a strictly deterministic system there is no place for qualitative distinctions: every thing is indifferent, apathetic, neutral, because everything is precisely necessary.
But opposite to Spinoza's implicit homo hominis deus, contemporary ethics stands on the fruitful hope that neither lupus nor deus, but homo hominis homo.[7] In this sense, Spinoza is a fundamental contribution to an ethics based on the human condition itself.
www.philosophos.com /philosophy_article_63.html   (3279 words)

  
 Crank Dot Net | philosophy
Unlike classical mechanics, Pythagorean Physics considers mass to be a variable and has a different concept of what a particle is. Pythagorean Physics employs an axiomatic system that incorporates both philosophy and science in order to achieve meaning.
Unified Concept; also, Science, Theology, and Philosophy are a single discipline, which proclaims the perpetuity and nexus of Life; such is...
As there had not been any system to express the intellectual, emotional, and psychological aspects of the mind reached by the prophets, these religions got highly subjected to mentalities.
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 MIA Philosophy Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Entitled “The Difference between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”, this work is recommended for the seasoned student of philosophy only.
Hegel's First System, Herbert Marcuse 1941; Hegel's Theory of the Modern State, Shlomo Avineri, 1972; Hegel's philosophy of State, Z Pelczynski, 1984; The Young Hegel, 1938
In this single most famous and important work of Marx on philosophy, Marx puts forward 11 short theses defining the foundations of his view of human knowledge, practice and history.
www.marxists.org /archive/marx/works/subject/philosophy/index.htm   (1297 words)

  
 JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Philosophy
Not having gone to grad school in philosophy, most folks may not have analyzed it to this extent or have the same vocabulary to express it, but I think that when most people say something is morally wrong that they mean it really is morally wrong and that they aren't simply venting their emotions.
Such deterministic materialism is at least as old as Spinoza, of course, and has been advocated by a number of philosphers and schools of thought (Marxism is one example).
On this view, presumably, non-deterministic choices have effects in the electro-chemical processes of the brain, with physical results in the brain that are different from the result that would obtain in a purely deterministic system.
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 The future of music (v1.0)
Attempting to predict the future of a complex dynamic system is, by definition, impossible.
It works because the individual agents in the system (artists, listeners, distributors) are not constrained by top-down rules, i.e., they have freedom.
The non-linearity in the system results in non-determinism: each time this song creation process is repeated, what will happen will be extremely different from what happened before (thus the increased amount of total creativity).
www.ram.org /ramblings/philosophy/fmp/music_future.html   (2911 words)

  
 Big Issue Ground essays on Philosophy of Mind
Big Issue Ground essays on Philosophy of Mind
The Relationship Between the Mind and the Brain
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